About Us

“For a long time now I have tried simply to write the best I can. Sometimes I have good luck and write better than I can.” – Ernest Hemingway

This is the nature of writers. We write, we edit, we are declined. We write some more, we edit some more, and then maybe, we are accepted. This is the process that in part defines who we are—the ability to never cease, even after we fall down. These traits are found within The Stonecoast Review, a literary journal edited by the students in the Stonecoast MFA Program in Creative Writing, which is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 10 low residency programs by Poets & Writers Magazine. We feature powerful, undiscovered voices next to widely-published and esteemed authors in their own genres, including Martín Espada, Nancy Holder, and others.

This is our work of love, our enduring voice for creativity and art.



We are happy to announce the arrival of Stonecoast Review’s second issue! Publishing works of poetry, literary fiction, genre fiction, and creative nonfiction, Stonecoast Review embodies the ideals of social and environmental justice, cultural awareness, and international perspectives.


If you would like to order a print copy to hold in your hand, get it here.